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Heavy Metal Capital of the World

october, 2018

21oct1:00 pm3:00 pmHeavy Metal Capital of the World


Event Details

nnnSan Antonio was the “Heavy Metal Capital of the World” between the late 1970s and early 1990s. The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultureswill welcome historian Gregory Peek of Penn State University and a panel ofmusic scene personalities to recount the Alamo City’s place in the heavy metal landscape.nPeek will present original research covering local and touring acts, DJs, promoters and radio stations that helped create the metalscene. A panel discussion will follow, including some of the major players who lived through and remember this era.nnResearch identifies icons such as Joe Anthony and his mentor Lou Roney, who identified and nurtured talent, from local clubs to Freeman Coliseum. Their work at KMAC-AM and KISS-FM blasted heavy metal over the airwaves, spreading it through San Antonioand small Texas towns.nnThe South Texas Museum of Pop Culture will prepare a temporary exhibit and creative director Ruby Garza will be available for questions. Guests are encouraged to wear concert t-shirts and come readyto remember how San Antonio used to jam. The panel is an official Tricentennial event.nnRegular Admission


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